The King of Average

  • by Gary Schwartz
  • Narrated by Gary Schwartz
  • 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Named one of Kirkus Reviews best books of 2016, Gary Schwartz's heartfelt, hilarious, pun-filled middle grade novel tells of an 11-year old's quest for love and self-acceptance in a land where psychological states are actual places.
James isn't the world's greatest kid, but he's not the worst, either: he's average!
When he decides to become the most average kid who ever lived, James is transported to another world where he meets Mayor Culpa, a well-dressed talking Scapegoat who recruits him to become the new King of Average. He is joined on his quest by a professional Optimist and his grouchy companion, an equally professional Pessimist. Together, they set out on a journey of self-discovery that leads them all the way from the Sea of Doubt to Mount Impossible, the highest peak in the Unattainable Mountains. There, James stumbles into a Shangri-La called Epiphany, he uncovers the secret of who he really is. Follow James on his hilarious, adventure-packed journey to find self-worth in this heartfelt middle grade novel by debut author Gary Schwartz.

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Customer Reviews

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Reminds me of labrynth

Great average story. Many memorable characters that will remind
You of the labrynth, Alice in wonderland, etc. a great way to teach kids about emotions, states of mind, types of behaviors etc. a very fun and imaginative story for any and all ages. Really loved it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Mary Karowski

Fun for kids and adults alike!

If you could sum up The King of Average in three words, what would they be?

Relatable, imaginative, fun


What about Gary Schwartz’s performance did you like?

Narrator's Voice sounded down to earth and was a really good fit


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed a lot, but struck a cord along the way with some real life issues, especially from a from an adolescent's perspective


Any additional comments?

This audiobook was given by the author, at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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- chris miller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-14-2016
  • Publisher: Bunny Moon Enterprises, LLC